Cleome Viscosa/Jakhia - A Secret Spice Of Uttarakhand

Author : Reena Singh | Published On : 27 Sep 2021

Cleome Viscosa (Jakhia) – A fortified spice that makes every meal attractive. This blog will be extremely interesting as we will take you to the hills and give you a taste of its secret ingredient – ??zakhia. So don't forget to read it till the last.


Jakhiya seeds of the Cleome viscosa plant and is mostly grown in the Garhwal and Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Cleome viscosa is a common weed that grows naturally in abandoned crop fields, or you can grow it between your crops. The plant and parts (leaves, seeds and roots) of Cleome viscosa are also used as medicinal herbs.